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PeopleMatter names ex NVCA chair Mitchell to board

PeopleMatter has added Kate Mitchell, co-founder and partner of ScaleVP, to its board of directors. Mitchell is a former NVCA chair. Based in Charleston, SC, PeopleMatter is a workforce management platform.


Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

Kate Mitchell, Co-Founder and Partner of Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP), has joined PeopleMatter’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mitchell’s addition to the Board will help drive the strategy behind PeopleMatter’s rapidly growing brand.

ScaleVP, based in Silicon Valley, invests in early-in-revenue technology companies in SaaS, Cloud and Mobile sectors and initially invested in PeopleMatter in 2013. ScaleVP has backed successful, high growth companies including ExactTarget (SalesForce), Vitrue (Oracle), Ring Central, Box, DocuSign and Omniture (Adobe). Mitchell is instrumental in building the firm’s team and strategic direction, and she leads investments in software and business services, including Infrastructure and Mobile.

Mitchell is past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and remains active in policy matters that impact entrepreneurship, start-ups and innovation. She chaired the IPO Task Force, whose recommendations to reform the IPO market were included in the recently enacted JOBS Act. Mitchell received the NVCA Outstanding Service Award in 2013 for her policy work on behalf of the venture ecosystem. She writes a regular blog for the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator’s forum on topics that impact entrepreneurs and startups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate Mitchell to our Board of Directors,” said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter President and CEO. “Kate’s vast expertise in the strategic growth of emerging cloud-based technology businesses will be a great asset to PeopleMatter and our future.”

Mitchell joins Patti Wilmot, Owner and President of Wilmot and Associates, and Deborah Farrington, Co-Founder and General Partner of StarVest Partners, on the Board. PeopleMatter’s gender diversity stands out in the technology industry, with forty-three percent of team members being female, including three female Board of Directors and three female executives on the leadership team. reports that company with three or more female Board Members outperform other companies on return on sales, return on invested capital and return on equity. However, almost 49 percent of publicly traded information technology businesses have zero women on their Boards (New York Times).

About PeopleMatter
PeopleMatter is a powerful and complete workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Our complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. Automating and optimizing people processes since 2009, PeopleMatter helps more than 45,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, SC and on the Web at, @peoplematter and